Dr. Fairfax & Associates Family Dentistry



Patient-Focused Dentistry

Thank you for choosing Dr. Fairfax & Associates. We believe that dental health is key to overall health, and our primary mission is to deliver the best and most comprehensive dental care available.

The Whole Person

We take into account the whole person when caring for our patients. From routine check-ups and cleanings to emergency care, we are committed to giving you our undivided attention.

Your Comfort Is Our Priority

From the moment you walk into our office, you can expect to feel at home. We foster a relaxed, inviting atmosphere with professional, knowledgeable, and friendly staff. Sit back, relax, and trust that your smile is in exceedingly good hands.


A Caring and Thorough Team

We do not believe in ‘factory-style’ dental care where patients are shuttled in and out and only see the dentist or hygienist for a few minutes during an appointment. Each appointment with us is time reserved specifically for you.

Applying the Latest Technologies

Our team is highly trained in the latest dental approaches and technologies, which allows us to provide every patient with truly personalized attention.



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Children's Dentistry

How can we help you?

We're experts at what we do so you don't have to be. But there's a lot to consider when making decisions about dental treatment, and you have a right to feel fully informed and have all your questions answered.

At Dr. Fairfax & Associates Family Dentistry, we're firm believers in educating our patients about the benefits of a healthy smile, so your questions are very important to us. We encourage your questions because we believe that an informed patient is a happy patient!

Here are a few of the questions we hear most frequently. Please give us a call if you're looking for other answers that you don't see here. A friendly member of our team will be happy to help you.


Children's Dentistry

Kids Dentist in FairfaxThis is an excellent question, and it’s a great idea to help get your little one ready for their new adventure, so they get excited about it and not see it as a scary experience.

The goal is for their first visit to our office to be low stress and fun, and there are things you can do to help us accomplish this:

  • Search online or visit your library for children’s books that help your little one understand (on their level) what the dentist is all about.
  • If they have an older sibling who has a dental appointment, bring your younger child with you so they can get used to us and the office setting before it’s time for their first visit. Or, bring your child to your next checkup.
  • Keep your negative thoughts about dentistry to yourself; the last thing you want is to frighten them even before they reach our office.

Friendly Dentist for Kids in Fairfax

The team at Fairfax Dental Associates, enjoys treating children, and we value the trust you place in us to be part of their first dental experience. We can assure you that we have treated many children and understand what we need to do to help them feel safe and secure with us.

If your child is starting to get their baby teeth and you’re looking for a practice that offers gentle dentistry for kids in Fairfax, please call our office so we can get started. We look forward to helping your child develop a positive attitude about their oral health care that will last a lifetime.

Kid's Dentist in Fairfax At Dr. Fairfax & Associates Family Dentistry, we love to see children at our practice. Our goal is to make every experience they have with us exceptional so they'll look forward to future visits!

Your Child's First Visit

We like to see children around the age of one year old for their first visit. As your child gets older, Dr. Fairfax may recommend some additional services to help build and protect small teeth.

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that helps teeth remineralize and strengthen as they develop. We may recommend fluoride treatments for your child during their routine cleanings and checkups. Dental sealants are a thin coating of composite material that we use to cover the chewing surfaces of your child's molars as they get older. Sealants help protect these vulnerable areas from tooth decay, which minimizes cavities for your child.

If your child participates in sports, Dr. Fairfax is happy to discuss the right protective wear for your child. Because sports injuries or accidents account for 40% of dental emergencies, it's important to be proactive about protecting your child's mouth and teeth from injury.

Dentist for Kids in Fairfax

We look forward to building a relationship with your child and teaching them the importance of their oral health. Contact our office today to schedule their next appointment.

Children's Dentistry in Fairfax | Young Child on Swing At Dr. Fairfax & Associates Family Dentistry, we see children starting at 1–2 years of age. We’ve found that a great way to start getting your kids used to dental visits is by letting them see how you react to the dentist. We recommend that you bring your child with you to one of your cleanings for their first "unofficial" dental visit to introduce them to the concept, the office, staff, and surroundings.

Getting Your Child Ready for the Dentist

When preparing your child for their first visit, be careful how you refer to the process. Avoid using any words or descriptions that would scare or confuse your child. A fun way to get them ready for the visit is to “check” their teeth and then let them check yours.

Kid's Dentist in Fairfax VA

During the first visit, we will often just look at and count their teeth, discuss home care, and proper oral hygiene techniques. Our team knows how to keep these visits light and fun so that children don’t develop any fears or worries about their next visit. Most children will have their first "official" dental visit, including a complete exam and cleaning, around 2 –2 1⁄2 years old. Again, we keep it fun, friendly, and child-centered so that children can approach their subsequent visits with confidence. Give us a call today!

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We hope that you and all those dear to you are safe and healthy. Thank you all so much for your outreach over these last few weeks. We have been so encouraged by every call, email, appointment rescheduled, and the support you continue to send us with your account payments. Our practice depends on you!

This has been a challenging time for everyone, but the good news is that we’ll be here! We are weathering this well and we plan to resume regular office hours and routine patient care on May 18th. We are monitoring news and updates from the CDC, VDH, VDA and remain committed to following their recommendations and maintaining a safe environment for you and our staff.

We are hard at work developing the new procedures that will be in place when we return.  Your continued patience and grace as we navigate our new normal has not gone unnoticed and we are immensely grateful for your support.  Please take care of yourselves and your smiles. We can’t wait to see you again!

Our online practice portal is always open. You can log in at www.patientconnect365.com to look up past appointments, pay your bill, and access our office forms and documents. We wish you all good health. Please know that we will get through this together!

In the meantime, if you are having a dental emergency or concern, I’m available via text or call directly on my personal cell (703-582-8059).

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